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Button jewellery art

Button jewellery art

Button jewellery art

You can become an archangel, a fool or a criminal, and no one will notice it. But if you have no buttons – everyone pay attention to it, “- wrote Erich Maria Remarque. Indeed, for several millennia button faithfully serves man.
Prehistoric people fastened their clothes out of animal skins with the help of pieces of wood or bone. Later came to light pins, buckles, buttons and hooks. Already in IV-III millennium BC. e. our ancestors who lived in what is now the Moscow region, wore amber buttons in the form of a disc with two holes. The golden buttons were among the treasures unearthed in Asia by Heinrich Schliemann, as is well known, his finds are much older than Homeric Troy. Reform of the suit in the XIII century, the invention of a cut, allowed to wear tight clothes, like a second skin – has led to a massive use of buttons.
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Fan Kaleidoscope

Fan Kaleidoscope. Audrey Hepburn as Natasha Rostova in the film War and peace

Fan Kaleidoscope. Audrey Hepburn as Natasha Rostova in the film War and peace

With the departure of “Belle Epoque” the most necessary accessory of a civilized woman – fan became thing of the past. From now on, the invention of antiquity, not only female but also male accessory, has become only attribute of bohemian, artistic image. Almost all ancient peoples have stories and legends associated with a Fan. One says that when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, Eve tore a branch from a nearby tree, began to fan it, overcoming the embarrassment of her own nakedness. Chinese sources tell us about the famous beauty Lamsa, who during protracted ceremony, tired of stuffy and severity of precious robes, began to fan her mask, which caused indescribable delight of others, following her example.
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From old bag to clutch

From old bag to clutch

From old bag to clutch, photo venecia-maria.livemaster.ru

One can hardly imagine a working woman or a housewife, a student or a young old pensioner without a bag. Omnia mea mecum porto (lat) “I carry all my things with me” – this cry of medieval mercenaries often repeats the modern woman, referring to the contents of her handbag. After all, there are passport and money, driving license, cosmetic, keys, a copy of the employment contract, unopened tights, a bar of chocolate, hygienic things, a mobile phone, and what not! The sea of current bags is boundless. These are ​​elegant handbags, business cases, roomy sports and shopping bags, as well as various modifications – from old bag to clutch. British Queen Elizabeth II, buying her favorite items, inadvertently gathered a huge collection, with preference for models of handbag, close to the business. This is probably not conscious, but subconsciously perceived magical symbol: Let the Queen’s bag be roomy and filled with food, as a sign of prosperity to her people.
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Black wedding dress

The Wedding of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger at their wedding in the South of France, July 2013

The Wedding of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger at their wedding in the South of France, July 2013

It is believed that bride on a wedding day should wear the traditional white dress, as white is the color of purity. Black color is associated with the wedding fashion less often. However, nothing lasts forever, especially fashion! Perhaps the most black wedding which the world has ever witnessed, was Avril Lavigne’s: Gothic medieval castle Château de La Napoule in the South of France France, black dress, black bridal make-up, black flower, black cake. The couple married on 1 July 2013 (Canada Day). Her black dress didn’t bring luck in marriage – on 2 September 2015, Lavigne announced her separation from Kroeger. The black wedding dress didn’t make happy other stars either – Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio in a modest black dress. Years later, after the wedding, the actress Sarah Jessica Parker admitted in an interview that the only thing she regrets in life – a black dress at the wedding.
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Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova

Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova

Alien beauty Sasha Pivovarova

If ten years ago someone had told Sasha Pivovarova, simple Muscovite, that her name would be known all over the world, she wouldn’t probably have believed. She never dreamed of becoming a model. She wanted to become a painter and after school entered the Department of Art History of the Russian Humanitarian University. Alexandra Pivovarova fell in love with the artist and photographer Igor Vishnyakov. He convinced her that she is beautiful, and just made for the podium. Then he had to convince modeling agencies. The photographer decided not to waste time, having sent his favorite photos to the best-known New York modeling agency IMG. And after only two weeks, 20-year-old Sasha Pivovarova has opened the Prada show at Fashion Week in Milan in 2005. Six consecutive seasons (unprecedented!) she was the face of the Italian brand. All advertising campaigns, demonstrations and activities of the brand – nothing passes without her.
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Lid’oro goldwork embroidery

Bag 'Travel to Piedmont' embroidered in gold and silk

Lid’oro goldwork embroidery. Bag ‘Travel to Piedmont’ embroidered in gold and silk

For more than twenty years Lidiya Doroganova has been professionally engaged in the restoration of textiles, embroidery, teaching. She studied and began her work in St. Petersburg, now lives and works in Simferopol, the Crimea. Lidiya Doroganova has her own studio Lid’oro goldwork, in which she creatively works in the ancient technique of goldwork embroidery. Lid’oro goldwork is luxury bags, glamorous royal items with the highest complexity of execution. The author’s collection includes bags, brooches, bracelets and other unique handicrafts using antique fabrics and materials of excellent quality, full of historical meaning. Every item is unique, performed in a single copy. Centuries of experience of old masters gained a new life in her work.
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Italian model Bianca Balti

Beautiful Italian model Bianca Balti wearing green emeralds necklace, earrings

Beautiful Italian model Bianca Balti wearing green emeralds necklace, earrings

Beautiful Italian model Bianca Balti is included in the “triad” of Italian highest-paid models, together with Mariacarla Boscono and Eva Riccobono. Bianca Balti is a true lover of jewelry – she wears it during Jewellery campaigns, as well as in everyday life. Bianca prefers massive long earrings, tiaras, necklaces, rings and bracelets made of precious metals and stones, colored diamonds, green emeralds, blue sapphires. Her most notable jewellery pieces – stunning Grape earrings from Chopard the Nature collection, black and white diamond earrings by the Swiss fine jewelry house De Grisogono, Dolce and Gabbana multicolored tiaras and more. Bianca Balti was born March 19, 1984 in the town of Lodi, in Lombardy. Her father is Italian, and her mother is Azerbaijani. From early youth she went to the auditions, but consistently got refuses. For example, Elite Model Management stated that her appearance had “too typical model look.” When Bianca had already buried dreams of modeling career, she went to work as a saleswoman in a supermarket. It was there she was noticed by her agent, who did not agree with his colleagues – he saw a lot of potential in a young girl and quickly found offer for her – shoot for the cover of L’Officiel.
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